On Thursday, May 1, 2019 IC-IMPACTS was invited to the Chawathil First Nations community in Hope, B.C. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 for a groundbreaking ceremony to set up an infrastructure technology demonstration project.
IC-IMPACTS advanced self-repairing pavement technology will soon be deployed and the community will see the installation of new pavements using fiber reinforced concrete. The pavement will be composed of concrete incorporating scrap tire fibers, cellulose fibres, and other recycled material. The deployment is part of an ongoing research project spearheaded by UBC Civil Professor, Dr. Nemy Banthia, who is the IC-IMPACTS CEO and Scientific Director and theme lead for Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure.
The groundbreaking took place at the Chawathil First Nation community with the presence of the community elders, local secondary school students, and a number of other community members.
For more information about the project and the groundbreaking ceremony, please visit the IC-IMPACTS website.